Babylon Kino B&W 35 mm ISO 13

Babylon Kino B&W 35 mm ISO 13

Capture life’s most emotive moments in delicate detail with this intricate black and white cine film.
  • Get lost in a world of soft, alluring grey tones
  • Super-low light sensitivity of ISO 13
  • Panchromatic emulsion with very fine grain
  • Wide exposure latitude and sophisticated tonal spectrum
  • Great for shooting soft portraits, detailed scenes and candid close-ups
Film Size: 35 mm
Film Type: Black & White Negative
ISO: 13
DX Code: No
Development Process: B&W
Exposures per roll: 36
SKU: f13bw35

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A legendary roll of German cine film reborn for still photography.

The Babylon 13 delivers an excellent, even tonal range that’s ideal for capturing detail in shadows and highlights. The low contrast of Babylon 13 captures fine detail very well, making it preferred over the Fantome for portraits.
— The Darkroom

Super-low ISO 13 perfect for shooting intimate portraits, soft storytelling scenes and candid close-ups.

Sophisticated tonal spectrum rendering gorgeous light effects across an array of grey tones.

Wide exposure latitude for soft tonal contrast, retaining attributes even in super bright scenarios.

A panchromatic emulsion well-suited to the creative use of color filters and different developers.

Extra-fine grain for sharp details and crisp finish.

It worked nicely for daytime portraits, urban architecture and the subtle gradient shifts within a frame are quite lovely.
— DPReview

Easy to develop both in the lab or at home with the standard black and white process.

Lomography Film Guide including development chart, storage instructions and shooting tips to help you achieve great results.


Bare feet rest on crumpled sheets, conversations long-forgotten echo in empty rooms, clasped hands and honest faces glow as they recall the memories that move them most and blushing lovers whisper tales of devotion – Babylon Kino B&W Film captures life’s most emotive moments in detailed tender renderings.

Babylon Kino is the fourth member of the Lomography B&W Kino Film Family – our very special collection of multiformat monochromes. Inspired by the New German Cinema sweeping through Europe in the 1960s, our Kino Films are extracted from rolls of cine film produced by a legendary German company that has been changing the face of cinema since the early 1900s. Originally used to make moody monochrome movies, their gorgeous black and white tones lend a timeless aesthetic to every shot.

With a very low ISO of 13, Babylon Kino B&W Film is perfect for seasoned professionals and experimental first-time photographers alike. Suited for those who like to indulge in sharp detail, smooth grain and subtle gradient transitions – Babylon Kino B&W Film delicately imbues frames with nuanced nostalgia.


Black and White film is perfect for self-development at home – check out the Babylon Kino Film Guide for more information. Ripe for experimentation, Babylon Kino B&W Film can produce distinct yet equally stunning results with different filters and development processes. Explore the full potential of glamorous greyscale renderings and venture into the world of low ISO with this poignant emulsion.

You can use any B&W Film Developer with this film – take a look at our Film Development Guide examples to see how this film looks with different developers. If the specific developing time you are looking for is not provided then we suggest you use the standard developing time and dilution stated on the developer instructions. Just remember that using the standard developer times is always a bit of an experiment – but hey, that’s half the fun.

Question & Answers

How do I avoid blur when shooting with Babylon Kino B&W ISO 13 film?
Aside from using a tripod, we recommend using a camera and lens with manual settings where possible so you can adjust the shutter speed of your camera and the aperture of your lens. Using a fast lens (maximum aperture of at least f/1.4 – f/2.8) is also recommended.

Package Contents

  • One roll of Babylon Kino B&W 35 mm ISO 13 film

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